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Series 1: Manuscripts (continued)
Subseries 2: Performances, lectures, and workshops (continued)
Sub-subseries 2: Set lists
Set lists, written on various scraps of paper (often pieces of brown paper grocery bags), notepaper, and envelopes, performed by Jean at various concerts, events, and workshops. The lists are organized in received groupings (e.g., 1A, 1B, etc.). Some of the items are grouped by theme or genre (e.g., Christmas carols) or by region. Also, a few items of correspondence, lyrics, and poetry. This group of materials was original received with the title "Song lists."
BOX-FOLDER 49/1 Group 1A (1/2), 1982-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/2 Group 1A (2/2), 1982-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/3 Group 1B (1/2), 1973-2004, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/4 Group 1B (2/2), 1973-2004, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/5 Group 2, 1956-1986, undated
Includes a scrap of paper from letterhead stationary for Jean Ritchie Co. Dulcimers
BOX-FOLDER 49/6 Group 3, 1950-1993, undated
Includes a contract (dated August 8, 1983) between Jean and Spencertown Academy, for her to perform there.
BOX-FOLDER 49/7 Group 4, 1950-1983, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/8 Group 5, 1957-2008, undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/1 Group 6, 1980-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/2 Group 7, 1950-1979, undated
Includes set lists for performances in New England.
BOX-FOLDER 50/3 Group 8, 1976-1990, undated
Includes set lists for performances on the East Coast and in the Midwest.
BOX-FOLDER 50/4 Group 9, 1949-1969, undated
Includes a note to Jean, plus a poem, typed and signed by A.L. Greynolds (d. 1968). A photo of Jean, George, and other people in Japan, which was in this folder, has been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 50/5 Group 10, 1981-1990, undated
Includes set lists for California and elsewhere on the West Coast, and school programs.
BOX-FOLDER 50/6 Group 11, 1962-1985, undated
Includes two flyers: one for a Jean Ritchie performance, and one for events sponsored by the Intoto (a cultural collective).
BOX-FOLDER 50/7 Group 12, 1959-1974, undated
All papers in this folder arrived wrapped in a 1974 schedule for Jean's appearances, and noted in her handwriting "1960s programs." One set list is written on the back of line drawings crayoned in by Jonathan Pickow.
BOX-FOLDER 51/1 Group 13, 1953-2007, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/2 Group 14, 1982-2005, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/3 Group 15, 1966, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/4 Group 16, 1962-1981, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/5 Group 17, 1948-1972, undated
The set lists were wrapped in a copy of a 1951 luncheon program.
BOX-FOLDER 51/6 Group 18, 1978-1980, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/7 Group 19
BOX-FOLDER 51/8 Group 20, 1977-1986, undated
BOX-FOLDER 51/9 Set lists, 1940-1949
BOX-FOLDER 51/10 Set lists, 1950-1959
BOX-FOLDER 51/11 Set lists, 1960-1969
BOX-FOLDER 51/12 Set lists, 1940-1969
Undated materials that may be from this date range, given the materials used (e.g., index cards, etc.).
BOX-FOLDER 51/13 Set lists, 1970-1979
BOX-FOLDER 51/14 Set lists, 1980-1989
BOX-FOLDER 51/15 Set lists, 1990-1999
BOX-FOLDER 51/16 Set lists, 2000-2009
BOX-FOLDER 51/17 Set lists, undated
Sub-subseries 3: Workshops
Materials in this sub-subseries remain grouped together in their original order, even though some materials are not "workshops," per se.
BOX-FOLDER 52/1 Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, North Carolina, 1951-1952, 1995
Correspondence, a newspaper clipping (original and photocopy), and handwritten notes. A three-frame strip from a contact sheet has been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 52/2 Hindman Settlement School, 1964-1975
Correspondence, newspaper clippings on strip mining, promotional material for a play, highlights from a conference,
BOX-FOLDER 52/3 Interviews with Jean Ritchie, circa 1960s, 1981, 2007
Two copies of Autoharpoholic (Fall 1981), a published interview, and transcripts from two interviews.
BOX-FOLDER 52/4 Workshops: ballads, 1959-1986
Correspondence (including a typed 1959 letter from Kenneth Goldstein), handwritten notes, sheet music, lyrics, two photocopied maps, liner notes for the album "Child Ballads in America, volume 2" (two copies), a photocopy of a student's paper, Jean's itinerary in Madison, WI; a program for the 1973-74 Christmas Country Dance School, and other ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 52/5 Transcriptions
A spiral notebook (no covers), with transcribed music and lyrics, including religious and folk songs. Also includes handwritten notes about suggestions for programs.
BOX-FOLDER 52/6 Teaching notes, 1979-1986, undated
Handwritten lecture notes, a list of recommended books, printed lyrics, a guitar chord card (developed by Sam Hinton), and other ephemera. [item in oversize]
BOX-FOLDER 52/7 Workshops (1/2), 1949-2007, undated
Correspondence, lecture notes; transcriptions of music and lyrics, programs, itineraries, workshop resource materials list, [item in oversize].
BOX-FOLDER 52/8 Workshops (2/2), 1949-2007, undated
See the description for 52/7.
BOX-FOLDER 53/1 Collecting, 1953-1979, undated
Correspondence, handwritten notes, transcribed lyrics (handwritten and typed, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 53/2 Collecting and preserving folklore, 1976
Documents regarding a class taught at Berea College in 1976, including a list of "Songs from Jason Ritchie."
BOX-FOLDER 53/3 Council of the Southern Mountains (57th annual conference), April 24-26, 1970
The conference was held at Lake Junaluska, NC. Correspondence, the program schedule, clippings from magazines, minutes, and related ephemera.
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 American Folk Studies: some class notes removed for Pinewoods, 1988
A note in Jean's handwriting on the original folder: "some class notes removed for Pinewoods 1988." Handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 53/5 "The World of Jean Ritchie," 1979
A note in Jean's handwriting on the original folder: "class notes removed for Berea 1982." Correspondence, handwritten notes, copied sheet music, a festival schedule, and related documents.
Sub-subseries 4: Awards, films, instruments, itineraries, recordings, and workshops
BOX-FOLDER 53/6 Workshops, 1977-1982
A list of recommended books, course outlines, a brochure, and related documents for classes taught by Jean.
BOX-FOLDER 53/7 Concerts and events, 1958-2006
Correspondence, programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 53/8 Concerts finished, 1966-1968
Correspondence, purchase orders, programs, a letter of agreement for Jean to appear at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival, and related documents for concerts performed in 1968.
BOX-FOLDER 53/9 Recordings, circa 1954-2004
Elektra folk and ethnic music brochure, track list and song histories (possibly a draft for liner notes), correspondence, published liner notes, an intellectual property rights form for "Clearwaters Remembered," catalog cards, session notes, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 53/10 Itineraries, 1962-2008
Correspondence, plane ticket stubs, itineraries, and related documents.
BOX-FOLDER 53/11 Contracts, 1950-2007
Correspondence, pay stubs, and contracts.
BOX-FOLDER 53/12 Agents, 1986
Promotional brochure for Music Tree and correspondence from Appalseed Productions.
BOX-FOLDER 53/13 Facts for future use (books), 1972, undated
Handwritten notes, typed lyrics, and related information. Also includes a child's drawing of the phases of the moon and their names in certain months. Most of the items are undated, except for a poem (one copy handwritten and one copy typed) written by Jonathan Pickow in honor of his grandmother Abigail Ritchie.
BOX-FOLDER 53/14 Song notes
Handwritten and typed lyrics, correspondence, notes for presentations,
BOX-FOLDER 54/1 Reviews (early), 1949-1955
An issue of News Bulletin, from the Institute of International Education (June 1955), photographic negatives of clippings, and original newspaper clippings.
BOX-FOLDER 54/2 Reviews (1/2), 1967-1988
Newspaper clippings, an issue of Bugle American (Oct. 1, 1975), an issue of Folk Scene (Jan./Feb. 1981), newspaper clippings (originals and photocopies), and other publications. Also includes promotional advertisements for upcoming performances.
BOX-FOLDER 54/3 Reviews (2/2), 1967-1988
See the description for box-folder 54/2.
BOX-FOLDER 54/4 Reviews: Singing Family of the Cumberlands, 1955-1980
Newspaper clippings (original and photocopies), correspondence, and related materials. Most of the newspaper clippings are from a clip service.
BOX-FOLDER 54/5 "George Pickow: Photographs" (exhibit), 1999
A review and an exhibit announcement from Long Island newspapers.
BOX-FOLDER 54/6 Articles (clippings), 1950-1996
Correspondence, and newspaper and magazine clippings (originals and photocopies).
BOX-FOLDER 54/7 Articles (in publications), 1953-1979
Articles by and about Jean. Includes a reprint of "Woody Guthrie: A Tribute."
BOX-FOLDER 54/8 Instruments (1/2), 1961-2004
Correspondence, advertisements, business cards, and articles. Also includes labels from the dulcimer company Blue Lion Instruments, the authorized builder of the Jean Ritchie dulcimer. Photos have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 55/1 Instruments (2/2), 1961-2004
See the description for box-folder 54/8.
BOX-FOLDER 55/2 Blue Lion (Jean Ritchie Dulcimers), 1985-1994
Correspondence, a price list, promotional materials, and a signed royalty agreement between Jean and Blue Lion to manufacture and sell dulcimers with Jean's name.
BOX-FOLDER 55/3 Leather pick for a stringed instrument, undated
BOX-FOLDER 55/4 Flyers (1/2), 1960-1997
Correspondence, and brochures, flyers, and other related materials promoting Jean's books and recordings, as well as the creative efforts of others such as Jacqui and Bridie. Also included are promotional materials from Greenhays and from Folklife Productions, a receipt for a classified ad in Sing Out! magazine, a handwritten draft of promotional information for Traditional Kentucky Dulcimers.
BOX-FOLDER 55/5 Flyers (2/2), 1960-1997
See the description for box-folder 55/4.
BOX-FOLDER 55/6 George Pickow: exhibitions, 1952-2010
Correspondence, promotional materials, and reviews. Photos have been relocated to Series 3.
BOX-FOLDER 55/7 Movie expenses, 1952-1968
Correspondence, receipts, and invoices.
BOX-FOLDER 55/8 George Pickow, 1955-1956, undated
Correspondence, order forms, photo descriptions, notes, "Old Bangum" script, and documents relating to other works.
BOX-FOLDER 55/9 "Old Fashioned Christmas" (script by Jean Ritchie), 1954-1961
Typed script with handwritten edits, and other handwritten documents.
BOX-FOLDER 55/10 "Lyrics and Legends," 1960-1963
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